Sports Awards Evening 2023

On the evening of 10 October 2023, Redeemer Sport students, families, coaches and staff gathered to recognise and celebrate the wonderful sporting achievements of our various College Junior and Senior School students who have represented Redeemer throughout 2023 in the our SELECT Sport specialist program, Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC) School Sport, Logan District School Sport, Met East Regional School Sport and Queensland State School Sport, in addition to other external state and national sporting pathways.

The Sport Department set our theme for 2023 at the start of this year and decided it would be Opportunity.

As a department, we have worked to provide many opportunities for our students to participate in sport internally here at the College. This has happened through activities such as Social Sport at break time for our Senior students, Run Club sessions for Junior and Senior students, designed to help students be active and learn about running fitness and, of course, our Interhouse Sport Carnivals which are always popular events in our annual calendar.

There have also been opportunities for students to participate in different team sports each term through the weekly GBC School Sport competition, and for students to compete as individuals in activities such as Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics while still being part of a College team. We looked to further refine our GBC School sports and external carnival sport squads each term, with several teams across all sports performing highly and finishing in the top three ladder positions, playing in finals, and bringing home premiership trophies and pennants. These results were a great reward for the commitment and effort of the students.

We were thrilled to have Australian Olympic athletes, Genevieve Gregson and Matthew Denny, attend and share their insights of their start in school sport and their ensuring athletic careers that lead to the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympics. Genevieve and Matthew both spoke about how they found their passion for sport at different ages, gave a snapshot of what their weekly training schedules involve, and discussed how they have both overcome injury and performance setbacks to make Olympic finals.

Thank you to our College leadership staff, led by Acting Principal Mr Richard Cornish, Mr Grant Nagel who represents the College Parents & Friends Association, and our College Health and Physical Education and Sport Staff for attending the Awards night and assisting with the student awards presentations.

Finally, congratulations to all of the individual student award winners for the participation and performances. As a College, we are very proud of what you achieved in sport this year and are eagerly looking forward to seeing what you will achieve in 2024.

Mr Luke Curran
Head of Sport